13036 Nike Park Road
Carrollton, VA 23314
- (757) 357 - 5182
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- Category: Attractions - Outdoors & Recreation - Guided Tours
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Wednesday, 22 March | Smithfield, VA
The former Nike-Ajax missile base is now home to the Isle of Wight County Parks and Recreation Department. Many buildings still stand including the barracks, mess hall, administration and recreation building and officer/non-commissioned officer family housing. Visitors can also see the fueling area and concrete slabs that mark the location of the underground missile magazines. Visitors are welcome to walk or drive through Site N-75 and recall the experience of soldiers stationed in remote areas. The site is now a park which features softball and soccer fields, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts, picnic areas, nature and mountain bike trails, skate park, free roller-style kayak launch, playgrounds, senior center and a recreation hall. In addition, there are fishing opportunities in Jones Creek.
Free guided walking tours of Nike Park are offered throughout the year. Go to: HistoricIsleofWight.com or the events page of this website for dates and times, or contact the Visitor Center to arrange a custom guided tour.